DIY Sunroom

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How to build a sunroom on a budget

This old porch was easy to convert into a sunroom! Here's how I did it.

Sunrooms can cost between $50-100k+ to have installed. Using old doors was an economical, attractive DIY that added personality and extra space to our business.

Saving Money on Your Sunroom

• Doors • 2×4s • 1x6s • Trim in various sizes • Old knobs  • Trim Screws • RAM set • Sandpaper • Primer/Exterior Paint • Painting Supplies • Permanent/Outdoor Vinyl


• Table Saw • Circular Saw • Drill/Driver • Hammer • Cricut Air Express 2


As an avid upcycler, I had quite a few old doors that I was able to upcycle for this project. 

Find Old Doors to Use


I used wood, including scraps, to create supports along the porch to attach the doors to. 

Add supports  for the doors. 


Once the supports were in place, I attached the doors to them. 

Attach  Doors


Use trim pieces to cover large gaps.

Add Trim


Clean, prime, and paint your doors. 

Paint  Doors


Add vinyl to your doors to show people which door is the real door.

Add  Vinyl


You'll want to add some caulk and other decorative details, but these are the final results!



This was a HUGE project, but an economical and easy way to add a sunroom. Visit my blog post to see more details and MORE PHOTOS from this project!


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Hi I'm Scottie! A painted chair opened up a whole new world of creativity, that turned into a hobby, then a business. I'm slowly working on taking over the world (and couldn't be having more fun). Come with me!